The traditional Music Festival will begin in the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 30 June 2010 and will last until the end of summer. Within two months in the Citadel of Amman will be held musical performances of various styles. The program already includes jazz, symphonic, chamber, pop and rock groups. At the festival will perform bands not only from Jordan, but also from China, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq and Spain. At the opening ceremony of the festival will perform the world-famous singer from Egypt, Amal Maher, accompanied by the orchestra under the direction of well-known Selim Sahab. The festival is expected to be attended by such international stars as: Pink Martini, an opera group Il Divo, flamenco singer Rafael Amargo (Spain), Mercan Dede and the group Secret Tribe (Turkey) - will perform with a dance show of dervishes in the evening of Arabic jazz will take part Itar Shame (Syria), Omar Al Faqir & Aziz Maraqa (Jordan). The cost of tickets is from 10 to 100 Jordanian dinars (14-117 euros), depending on the concert.
For the guests of the Festival it will be very interesting to visit the fair of handicrafts, where they will see Jordanian crafts and masters can share with the secrets of making various works of art.
Amman, which will host the music festival, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world (the first settlements appeared here more than 10 thousand years ago). Located on the north-west of the Jordan only 35 kilometers from the Dead Sea, it every year attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world. Spread over seven hills Amman often called the "White City" due to the fact that most houses are built from white limestone. In this city are harmoniously interwoven antiquity and modern high-tech. Traditional coffee shops and craft shops stand side by side with ultra-modern hotels, restaurants and shops. Amman consists of two parts: the old, which is called "Ballad", and modern - "West Amman". In the "Ballad" are located the main attractions and historical sites. The most popular and best known of which is the Citadel - a hill with the ruins of the temple of Hercules, erected in Judea during the time of King Herod in the I century BC. At the foot of the Citadel is situated a Roman amphitheater for 6,000 spectators, which is still used for cultural events. There is also a Jordanian folklore museum, where tourists can better understand the culture and customs of Jordan.